Tabs in Gmail

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Is there any way of getting tabs within Gmail, like Yahoo Mail offers?
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Rizz

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Gmail started "Gmail Labs" recently. Through which they are testing experimental features. Lets hope any new feature is added there for using Tabs like reading pane.
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I don't see how this would be useful. All web browsers in the past few years have had tabbed views already. You just right-click whatever link and select "Open in a new tab" or something to that effect.

You want tabs in your tabs?
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GMail runs off JScript, not normal links. The right-click thing doesn't work.
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This is not tabbed browsing, but tabbed layout, like in MS Word, not the same at all!
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Yes, you can do Ctrl + click on a message label or whatever and have it open in a different browser tab. However, if you do that you have to wait for the whole gmail site to reload, and then you have "duplicate Gmail" issues: a new message you look at in one tab will still appear as unread in the other, different drafts will be saved with different degrees of completion, etc. Basically it's a pain, and with Google's resources (and G-mail's popularity) it should be a no-brainer to fix it...
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Aye, aye to francisfeingold
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Mofreaka Anglin

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my phones benn stolen
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angel

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my x box has from family how sad
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not a tab as in a browser, a tab as on a word processor, or even a typewriter, if you can go back that far. basic tool- nothing to do with the internet... so you can line stuff up, as in Memo to.....Date...
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I dont understand how anyone can use gmail effectively without tabs! It drives me nuts to have to save and close an email, just if i need to compose another one immediately.
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yes, I do this all the time too - specially when I'm sending some information on to someone else in a new mail.

Saving as draft is v. annoying.
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waterdust

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Hey you don't have to go through this pain. just press shift and click on Compose and that composer email will open in a seperate pop-op window and you still can brows through your inbox and open as many emails in same way. Press shit and click on any email. And does not reload the whole gmail in a new browser window but just open that single email. Its cool. However I would love to have a feature like yahoo email where multiple emails are opened in a tabbed way.
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Or you can just simply open a new browser tab and navigate to gmail again it will take you a second.
Or just right click Inbox, Sent etc... and choose to open them in new tab. It works great don't think that tabs within tabs is needed :)).
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Haha I replayed to this one and then I sew that this comment is one year old :)))
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Alec Benzer

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There's really no reason to have to open up an entire new instance of the gmail application for something simple like that. Gmail is in many senses like its own application, so it makes sense to have tabs in it just like it makes sense to have tabs in a web browser.
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workaround: if you are writing a new mail and want to search for another one but dont want to interrupt writing or saving as draft, klick CTRL+Inbox to open inbox in new broswer window or broswer tab.

but you are right! I also would like real tabs in gmail (incl. google apps)!
I'd like to embed external websites in such a tab (i.e. house-alarm-webcam...)
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Also, as someone pointed out elsewhere on the Web, you can click the "pop-out" button, which will put the message you're reading or writing in a window of its own without having to duplicate the whole gmail site. However, it still is nowhere near as streamlined as Yahoo's tabbed email...
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Aye. aye to francis feingold
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PeperEnZout

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Yes, I also miss the tabs for Gmail. I would welcome such feature!
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This topic was started 1 year ago and still no answer?!?!?!? I'm missing the tabs too!!!!!!!
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waterdust

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Tabs is kind of only feature that puts gmail behind yahoo. I wish google introduces tabs instead of new pop-up windows.
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Actually there is one more thing: Random Subject Liners. If you click the subject button, it'll put up a random subject
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i know!! Gmail should have mail tabs! It would make it so much easier!!!! Gmail is so great and it drives me crazy to have to save my mail to check something else if I need to... So what if MOzilla firefox has its own tabs! Gmail should have its own tabs! Let's hope it's next new lab feature is mail tabs! I beg you gmail!
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did you try right click on the tab and "duplicate" ? this works pretty much fine for me ... you can write several e-mail at the same time ... or browse other e-mails while writing another one ....
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did you try right click on the tab and "duplicate" ? this works pretty much fine for me ... you can write several e-mail at the same time ... or browse other e-mails while writing another one ....
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Hmm - yeah, but it still has to reload the whole Gmail site in a separate tab, which is ok-ish on a high-speed connection but definitely clunky on a normal connection compared with opening a new tab within Yahoo Mail. I dunno, it still seems like an easy and worthwhile thing for Google to fix...
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This is my first day at gmail finding it disappointing that I can't copy/paste
or use tabs that were even on the old Remington typewriter!! I hope these
options will be added REAL SOON !!!!!
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I like Google but things like not allowing for tabs in e-mails and signatures are the reason why so many people are willing to pay that much extra for Microsoft products so I hope they are listening. Google is still for techies and less for professionals. I don't even understand half of what people are talking about on support forums. It's another world!
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I wish they would put it, especially because when having to send a message and having to read a corresponding e-mail from another person, i hate having to save it to drafts, looking at it, then re-opening it. I like Yahoo's tabbed mail, but I wish Gmail had this! Would be very useful.
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Yes, I miss this feature a lot. One of the biggest advanages of Yahoo mail over Gmail. Often I am writing an email, and want to check some details on another mail before continuing, I can do that easily in Yahoo mail and simply tab back to the inbox and then back to the message I was writing. Another major use is when you are searching for something in your emails, and have a search result in one tab and click on the search results to open another tab so you never lose your place... With Gmail there are work-arounds, but they are work-arounds rather than other great ways of doing something.

Please add this google mail team!

Thanks,
Mark.
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Tabs are the one feature I would like to see as well. Yahoo got that part right. Please Google lets get working on this enhancement instead of giving options for workarounds.

Thanks
Dan
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I had tabs in a new gmail account but deleted it, and went back to my old gmail account which doesn't seem to show instructions or options anywhere for getting the tabs.
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The work-a-bout is easy. Forward your account to Yahoo Mail ... it is much better in SO many ways!!! (plus you get double spam filtering!)
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so much work .for me now it is new to me and it was out standing how much work i needed to do
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Don

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Is there still now work around for this issue? Seems to me this would be a basic edition for Google to add into Gmail.
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A simplistic method, prior to composing an E-mail

hit the space bar, as many spaces you wish your tab to be in length

Prior to doing anything else, highlight the previous spaces. They will appear as blank with the highlight color, mine being blue.

press CTRL while holding down on CTRL press Insert key

leave those blank spaces at the top of your composition for later re use.

Where you need a tab, Press Shift, while holding down press Insert

This will advance your composition the amount of spaces you desire.

Should you use cut and paste at some time during your composition, go back to the top and re establish the cut and paste for your tab spacing.
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This did NOT COME CLOSE TO QNSWERING MY QUESTION. YOU are very very stupid and uneducated
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Hey Janis ... give the guy a break ... both of you were talking tabs, his the indent type and yours the multiple mini window Yahoo type.

I've used both for years, and have no idea why Google goes out of its' way to be so user unfriendly with its' interface.
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THIS IS 5 YEARS OLD AND INEXCUSABLE, PEOPLE NEED TO OPEN MULTIPLE EMAILS WHEN THE DEAL WITH THE SAME SUBJECT TO COMPARE AND CONTRAST THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR NOT FIXING THIS, GOOGLE GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS AND FIX THIS, WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO RIGHT CLICK, OPEN EMAIL IN NEW TAB, FUCKING SIMPLE, DO IT.
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I realize this is not a new post. But I'm finding woefully few answers to this question. Google has a fairly brilliant suite of products. Unfortunately, they drop the ball sometimes. The fact that my "TAB" key no longer functions in email the way it was designed to work for a hundred years prior to the invention of the internet makes me absolutely nuts. Why don't people think before they arbitrarily assign new functions to keys on the keyboard. Could it be that the programmers need a few history lessons? There are things in this world that pre-date modern electronics. Some of us are not only old enough to remember them, we actually used them. Disgraceful. Shame on Google for not having fixed this yet.
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Jack, the "tab" issue isn't being able to use the "tab" key to indent (that's been gone from everything except dedicated word processors for a while now). The issue is—or was—being able to have multiple "tabs," or activity spaces, open simultaneously. That way you can switch between them without having to close any of them up and then go find and reload them again later. — I say "was," though, because the new "compose" windows which are separate from the received (or sent) email being read takes away the brunt of the problem.
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Thank you for your clarification on this thread. I stand by my statement though. Shame on Google for not having addressed the issue of what the tab key on the keyboard was intended for. Shame on the world for abandoning people how now have to live with that negligence until someone creates a key to tab within a web browser. I should not have to compose email in a word processing app, and then copy/paste formatted stuff into my email. That's a heinously stupid waste of resource. I guess that I'll just have to live with the "alt 009" workaround until some programmer gets it in their head to fix it, or some administrator gets it in their head to allow the change to be implemented.... or both.